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Firefighters fight fresh wildfires in Northern California

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Bridgeport, California (AP) — Firefighters in northern California were fighting a fresh wildfire east of Sacramento on Monday.

The burning fire in Amador County quickly spread to 959 acres (388 hectares) after 7 pm. According to CalFire on Monday. The fire department previously said on Twitter that the fire was 75 acres (30 hectares) and "burned at a dangerous rate in dry grass."

Fire is one of the few burning fires in the state.

Authorities said earlier Monday that evacuation orders and warnings had been lifted after about 500 homes and other buildings were threatened by wildfire in another county in northern California.

The Nevada County Security Officer's Office said the warning related to Rice Fire was lifted early Monday. Residents had to be careful when returning to the area due to the potential for damage.

Last Tuesday, a fire broke out near the Yuba River, destroying five homes and eight other structures, fire officials said.

It started with a burning building, and the flames spread to dry plants near the rural area northeast of Sacramento, almost halfway between the State Capitol and the Nevada border.

The fire burns about 900 acres (366 hectares), 65% of which is contained. Officials said it will be completely contained on Tuesday.